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protection of aquino torture and murders. please call me. i want to add to that stating that as chief of police, he stopped the investigation by deputy chief of police chin, shinn, who he put out to pasture instead of investigating the murders that aqino was involved in, he put him on the airport in security. in addition to that we have, of course, the board of supervisors need to pass a resolution and assist the san francisco police department chief, the sheriff and the district attorney, reopen the aquino investigations because they've been order today be covered up by the fbi. i talked to two investigators, homicide investigators that told me that in person, in their offices separately. we have a u.s. army cid, criminal investigation
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division, i'll give you each a copy of what was said there. thank you. >> thank you. final speaker, please. [speaker not understood]. to get reelected for obama to come clean about the [speaker not understood] of 9/11, [speaker not understood] former president bush trapped in afghanistan. during last momon's presidential debate on foreign policy, the president of our $16 billion corrupt united states gave aid to domestic enemies panatumimabv to betray people, unconstitutional wars against cia fabricated enemies for fascist gain. obama claimed to be our commander-in-chief, which he is not. he [speaker not understood] end the war in iraq which he has not. he lied about those ho actually killed us on 9/11 t. was not al qaeda. the three capital crimes of
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trees on rendered constitutionalist turn dictator president obama [speaker not understood]. he can redeem himself. number three, more mass murder mitt transformed himself to more money mitt romnesia. [speaker not understood] imposter commander-in-chief obama committed a treason which is a felony. [speaker not understood] worried about being held accountable to [speaker not understood] by yours truly, [speaker not understood]. [speaker not understood].
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president obama has lost his main no-brainer issue [speaker not understood]. >> thank you very much. next speaker. john jingle. with more mass murders, [speaker not understood] controlling the media, obama needs another no-brainer issue to win over independent voters and that decisive issue is what clint east wood asked an empty chair to do and that is bring them home tomorrow morning. i think this legislative body has tried to end the arsenal conflicts in iraq and afghanistan still going on. but here is a time when mr. obama could use his authority to use armed forces as he
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determines to be necessary under martial law 107 24 3, domestic terrorism act of 2002, to order the troops home tomorrow. they can't come home because they're tripped. but at least the average idiot voter would have then another decisive issue between a guy who wants to maintain mass murder and a guy who wants to end it. and this legislative body is perhaps the most powerful on earth because you have a chance to influence the shadow president of the united states, my friend willie brown, when he becomes vice president of the united states [speaker not understood] organized crimes for 9/11 friendly plan, and you can break agenda today, the brown act allows you to do that to make an emergency request for the president of the united states to order our troops home under martial law [speaker not
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understood], which will end 77 unconstitutional wars since world war ii and get him reelected. i think he'd like that. thank you for listening. >> thank you. next speaker. we're switching the microphone. now you can go. my name is paulette brown and i'm here again i'm going to show the video i've been showing every week concerning our little children, the violence going on here [speaker not understood]. [video presentation] >> it is quite another to experience the sudden violent death of a loved one.
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it is not a joke. [gunshots] >> in 2004 san francisco experienced [speaker not understood] ♪ [speaker not understood],
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we need someone to stand with us. we feel sorry for those people that got murdered on mission street. we want to help them also, but we need someone to stand with us. we don't want to lose another child either. the homicide victim are the people of color. their loved ones, living in neighborhoods and [speaker not understood] must deal with this -- >> thank you very much. [inaudible]. >> that is. thank you very much. are there any other members of the public that wish to speak in general public comment? seeing none, general public comment is closed. colleagues, it is 3:37. why don't we go now to our 3:30 special commendations. why don't we go to supervisor mar with a special commendation.
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>> thank you, president chiu. we have a number of poets that are with us today in the chambers. before i get to the two richmond district poets, david [speaker not understood] and poetry teacher and poet susan [speaker not understood], i wanted to first introduce our first honored guest, alejandro [speaker not understood], he's the sixth poet laureate for the city and county of san francisco. and can alejandro come forward? there he is. (applause) >> i wanted to first say he's a unique artist and community person. he follows in the footsteps of our first poet laureate, learn serangeti in '98, [speaker not understood] in 2000, deborah major in 2002, jack cushman in 2006, and dianne de prima in 2009.
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and he moved to san francisco in the early '70s from los angeles, but really has become embedded in the mission district. and i know that supervisor campos is going to make a couple of remarks in a moment. alejandro, i know, is a great teacher at san francisco state where i taught many years. his students see him as a mission visionary. he's also someone that works collectively with other poets. i pulled this off my shelf, alejandro from 1975 from third world communications with the intro by maya angelou. [speaker not understood]. you were an early leader in bringing together communities. i also wanted to say that as you were honored at [speaker not understood] in july, i was very proud to be there with
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many san francisco state people, some from the third world strike, some that came after. it was just an honor to be there with you as mayor ed lee and the whole arts establishment kind of acknowledged you as our poet laureate. and i know at that ceremony you also said that you expect to see 11 of us here to at some point at roll call really follow-up roll call with a haiku at each of our weekly meetings. and i look forward to doing workshops. i know that you're encouraging all of us to really develop our artistic side as well, but i really appreciate that. you also said that you're not sure how many politicians would go for a poetry lesson, but i think you have a lot of other ideas on how the arts community can enrich kind of those of us that make political decisions in the city as well. and the last thing that i really respected was that you said that you're not deceived by the honor for you as an individual, but that you always accepted it on behalf of your community.
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i know you're a founder of the mission cultural center and there's a whole bunch of things i could say. but i just appreciate that you're saying this is kind of not just you, but it's also the whole mission district and the whole latino and chicano community as well. so, could you come up? and i wanted to know, supervisor campos, wanted to say anything else. -- say anything as well. (applause) >> supervisor campos . >> first of all, i'd like to thank supervisor ed mar, colleague of mine, we went to san francisco state together, for this honor this afternoon. i accept these honors, not for myself, it's not for me, it's my community. not just my community. the mission district, latinos, the whole southern part of the city that often gets neglected when we think about art, when we think about literature and part of my community, of course, is the literary community of san francisco with
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its great literary traditions. and if i may follow-up on a couple of things that supervisor mar said, i'd like it to be a tradition, but now on the port laureate addresses the supervisor to tell us of the plans. let me briefly tell you some of the plans i would like your support for in the coming two-year. one, a poetry festival for our young students 13 years and under because as we see, in the violence prevalent throughout our communities, i hope that through literacy and art we can perhaps change the direction of some of that violence and also hopefully two years from now we will have an international poetry festival with san francisco and its sister city of barcelona where we can unite these two cities. i would like very much to see poetry workshops, for example, in the police department and in the fire department and perhaps in a tax collector's office,
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and also in the board of supervisors. why not, right? if poetry is the best word in the best place, who else to practice poetry but our elected leaders? and also as a sort of very gentle challenge to all of you -- because we are such a highly literate society and community here in the bay area, and we are very widely read -- i'm going to ask you, when you get a chance on your website, to post your reading list. let us see into your hearts. let us see into where you get your ideas. let us see that you are, in fact, considering the entire range of voices and language and cultures that our community, our city is made up so that we can also dialogue with you about what you're reading, what we are reading. perhaps then we can establish a
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good dialogue between yourselves and ourselves. and i want to thank you again for the honors on behalf of my community, which is also the literary community and encourage you to support the literacy program, the reading programs, the poetry programs. try a haiku before your next board meeting. it might help smooth things out. thank you very much. (applause) >> i know supervisor campos had a few words he'd like to say. >> thank you. alejandro. mr. president, i just wanted to say something as the representative for district 9 which includes the mission. i think that i was not alone. i know that just about every resident of the mission applauded mayor lee when he selected alejandro as the support laureate for the city and county of san francisco.
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he has been a fixture in the mission for more than four decades, truly. and it is such a great source of pride for our community to have someone from the mission, from that neighborhood representing san francisco in this very important role. and i think it serves as inspiration for so many young people, especially as we're facing some of these tough times and some of the violence that's happening in the neighborhood. the fact that you have poetry that can be a way that, that young people can express themselves and, you know, i just saw alejandro the other day and he immediately handed me a poem. and i think that we need to do more of that. and, so, i am very proud as the supervisor for district 9 to have alejandro in this role and i want to thank you on behalf of my community, our community for everything that you do and what you represent. we're very proud of you. >> thank you. (applause)
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>> and, colleagues, i also wanted to say that the richmond district has many poets, from the little ones that are in elementary school that do the poem in your pocket day every year with many of us, to great poets that we're going to acknowledge today. the friends of the library has run this program called poets 11 for -- it's the fourth year this year. and the city-wide poetry contest and reading series that collects poems from every single neighborhood in san francisco and if tee tours poetry readings at the branch libraries in each of our city's district. and i'm just very proud that we have two of our kind of acknowledged poets from district 1, the richmond district today, susan terrance and david volpendesta. i'll say first that susan terrence teaches and has taught for many years through the california poets in schools high schools like lowell,
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francis scott key elementary, and new traditions elementary school. she's currently using a baseball poetry through a graph on the san francisco giants community fund that is really creative, and i'm sure it excites the kids especially around world series time. and she's lived in the richmond district for 16 years. and i'll also call up david volpendesta. he's an author of four books of poetry, also richmond district resident. his translations have appeared in vulcan and a number of journals as well as tomorrow triumphant and clamor of innocence which he co-edited with [speaker not understood]. he also coed ted homeless not helpless, an advocate for many of our special [speaker not understood] groups. i wanted to say the third poet from the richmond, christopher could not be here with us, but
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we're really honored that david and susan are here with us. could you please come forward with alejandro as well? susan and david, please give us some thoughts as well. (applause) >> as they are coming up to the microphone, i want to acknowledge supervisor avalos for a moment. >> i just want to concur with my colleagues. and they're ex tolling our poet laureate alejandro. i was hoping they would share with us a poem. i can't think of how you want want to miss this opportunity. you brought a poet out of [speaker not understood] which was actually very interesting. so, please come forward and share it with us. i didn't bring a poem. oh, please, thank you, thank you.
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and i want to second what alejandro said about stressing the importance of arts in the schools. every time, when we introduce any subject about immigration, about family's lives, about what's happening in the world, especially right now in the world of baseball, it's exciting to everyone. but students love to write. they need to be able to express themselves. so, just -- in everything, consider every possible way you can support the arts. it ties together community in the same way sports teams do it. it makes everybody feel like they're alive and alive with everyone else. so, anyway, so, thank you. and thank you for having the district 11s contest. folk are coming to the richmond library and realize that even in our inner richmond, a bit of activist. woo! and everybody was still awake at 9:00 p.m. in the inner richmond. wow. any ways, so, thank you very much. [laughter] (applause)
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one of the things that i'm often asked is, what is poetry? and poetry is just a crust of bread with a soul for the body. you know, in san francisco we feed the homeless and we feed the hungry and we do a pretty good job of it. poetry feeds the body and it feeds the soul. it feeds the whole person and that's really what poetry does and that's why it's really wonderful of you to honor it. and i want to thank all of you very much. and that's all.
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i have a brief poem if you would like to hear a poem. this is called "hunger forever." come to the banquet no one can tell you where it began no one knows where it's been held and how it started. you only need to be rich to gain entrance. of course, we would [speaker not understood] democracy and decorate it with beautiful images as if it were poetry wrapped in sentiment and beautiful words. money won't be mentioned. of course, it will have value, but we'll be subtle. naturally we'll avoid [speaker not understood] and other forms of criticism. we'll pretend poetry -- we will pretend people are having a
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great time. naturally [speaker not understood], nothing they want, living in a world of abundance with briming smiles and plenty of comradeship and slapped on the back as the music plays on. * as everyone changes faces, when the facial muscles lose their elasticity, turn, tighten, begin to turn to powder and the rotten teeth turn yellow and the money turns to moldy green and the skeltons turn to dust who were these people who left our legacy? the same ones they inherited? the same people who went by the name of the rich? thank you very much. (applause)
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>> and, david is one of my [speaker not understood] colleagues on the literacy. so, supervisor avalos is asking to read a poem. i have a poem. i'll handout a few more. i'll do this one. it's called, my signature poem the last few years. it starts off by naming three poets of this neighborhood and i'm talking about 16th and valencia. i saw jack michelin on the corner of 16th and valencia reciting skinny dynamite and he was angry. and the next day he was dead on the last bart train to concord
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and maybe that's why he was angry i met harold norse [speaker not understood] in a beaten world. a poem only hipsters read. [speaker not understood] he sighed before returning to his room in the abby on hotel where angels honeycomb the walls with dreams and the rent is paid with angry poems. i heard oscar [speaker not understood] brown buffalo footsteps pounding of valencia corridor and he was shouting poetry [speaker not understood] junkies nodding in their wasted [speaker not understood] in the hotel royale, the mission's finest. and even the furniture was angry. and i tell the waiters at the bus stop, the waitresses, the flower sellers, the blind
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guitarist [speaker not understood] at a purple sky, the shirtless vagrant vagabond ranting at a parking meter, the spray paint visionary setting fire to the word. and i knew this was the last call. we were tired of living from the scraps of others. we were tired of dying for our own chunk of nothing. and i saw this barrio, this city as a freight train. a crazy mexican bus careening out of control, a mutiny aboard the battle ship, and every port hole filled with anger. and we were going to stay angry. and we were not leaving, not
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ever leaving el corazon [speaker not understood] of the mission. the [speaker not understood] ends here. (applause) >> and i just want to point out that only san francisco do poets get invited to come to the legislative center. thank you, thank you, thank you. (applause) [inaudible]. (applause)
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>> thank you, supervisor mar. thank you for the poetry. i would like to acknowledge our next colleague who has several commendations for this afternoon, supervisor olague. >> is it by coincidence that everything happens this week. we have two commendations now and we'll have one when we offer the mental health commendation. so, that's coming a little bit later. but i will start out with acknowledging coreen mayfield. this past weekend has been amazing for the world of professional sports here in san francisco. world champions in baseball and a convincing division in football on national television have put san francisco in the limelight for being a world class city with world champions, caliber athletics.
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also in the world stage, coreen mayfield, an unbeaten boxer from district 5, was shining on hbo against maurico herrera, winning a 10 round unanimous decision and in the process defending his north america boxing organization junior welter weight title in the process for the second time. outside of the ring he volunteers his time with a number of youth outreach programs, coaching and mentoring youth to lead positive lives. he is a local celebrity, not only for his talents as an athlete, but also for his commitment to lifting up the young people of san francisco through sports and discipline. in 2003, having put the street life behind him, this young man walked into a gym and four years later became a professional boxer.
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what an amazing story. (applause) [cheering and applauding] >> he has truly overcome the odds and utilized his talents to help inspire others. it is with great honor that as district 5 supervisor today, we honor and recognize the accomplishments of the western addition's very own karim mayfield. >> thank you, thank you. (applause) thank you, christina. i want to say, you actually said i grew up in western addition all my life. been around, i was one of